The moment you've been waiting for is almost here: the birth of your baby! Millions of women across the world deliver their babies into the world each year, soon forgetting the agonising pain when their tiny bundle of joy is placed in their arms.
Babies can enter the world one of two ways, via a vaginal birth
or Caesarean section
In the case of a vaginal birth, a woman's body adapts stretching and expanding where necessary to allow the baby to arrive safely into the world. Our first amazing video below reveals exactly how a woman's body adjusts during childbirth.
A Caesarean section is an operation to deliver a baby which involves making a cut in the front wall of a woman’s tummy (abdomen) and womb. The operation can be a planned procedure - when a medical need for the operation becomes apparent during pregnancy or if it's requested by the mother in advance, or it can be an emergency procedure, when circumstances before or during labour call for delivery of the baby by unplanned caesarean.
About one in four pregnant women in the UK has a baby this way and our second amazing video below explains what to expect before and after the surgery.
Scroll down to watch the videos.